Cavaliers pull off a win against Kingwood on Senior night
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The College Park Cavaliers came back in the bottom of the 7th after several tense innings last night, with a game saving hit by Noah Vaughn. The Cavaliers defeated Kingwood 4-3 on College Park’s senior recognition night.
At the top of the 7th, Kingwood was ahead 3-0. Despite some unlucky streaks for College Park and efficient pitching from Kingwood’s Trevor Ford, the Cavaliers hung into the game until the very end, when Vaughn made his big hit. Unlucky again, Vaughn tripped rounding third base after a hit by Eric Wilson and doesn’t make it home, pushing the game into the 8th inning.
“Noah scores easily when he doesn’t fall, so it’s an unfortunate deal,” Head Coach Jason Washburn said. “But it’s only right for him to come up there again and get the game winning hit in the 8th inning, so we’re very proud of him for hanging in there, and we’re just really proud of this team.”
The team’s mantra, “one game, one inning at a time,” came into play during their senior night match. With some trying games early in the season, the unified team knew what to do to come through with a win over Kingwood.
“We had been here before, and we knew what we had to do. We fought and fought and fought and never gave in to them, so it’s a great sign of their maturity,” Washburn said. “On senior recognition night, it was really great to see a senior get up there and do his thing, so it was just a very, very good win.”